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Exercise Science Major

A degree in exercise science will prepare you for graduate school or careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac/respiratory technician or athletic training, to name a few. This major is designed to build your decision making and organizational skills, knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and your ability to recognize the potential for long-term injuries.

The following is an overview of courses associated with our exercise science major. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.

For an official description of courses and degree requirements, please reference our academic catalog.

Exercise Science Major Core Courses

  • BIO 111 Principles of Biology
  • BIO 406 Biostatistics
  • ​CEM 111 Introduction to Chemical Principles 
  • CEM 113 Introduction to Chemical Principles Laboratory 
  • HWL 250 Nutrition
  • HWL 252 Substance Use and Abuse
  • HWL 260 Human Anatomy
  • HWL 353 Stress Management
  • IDS 390 Cooperative Education
  • PE 112 Professional Rescuer
  • PE 217 Theory of Teaching Physical Fitness
  • PE 301 Sport Psychology
  • PE 307 Principles and Techniques of Conditioning
  • PE 320 Motor Learning
  • PE 401 Kinesiology
  • PE 404 HPERS Practicum
  • PE 405 Exercise Physiology
  • PE 420 Biomechanics

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